Religious Education

Subject Teacher: Mrs Bellis

At Lakelands Academy, we often say that RE stands for 'Really Exciting' – and we're proud of the fact that it is one of the most popular, successful and high performing subjects in the school.

We comply with the 1988 Education Reform Act and with the Shropshire Agreed Syllabus, providing a dynamic course which introduces our students to the wonderful diversity of belief found within multi-cultural Britain, and the wider world. Tolerance, understanding, inclusivity and empathy are the watchwords, and all students –ranging from those with firmly held religious beliefs to keen atheists, are equally encouraged to share their views and get involved!

Course overview

Year 7's begin to explore the concepts of 'Beginnings' and 'Mystery'.

In Year 8, understanding of the major world religions is developed through a study of Festivals, Signs and Symbols.

In Year 9 students analyse religious symbolism, food laws and study how religion affects peoples daily lives. Year 9 ends with a look at 'Pilgrimage', and an analysis of why Yad Vashem is so important to people remembering the Holocaust.

Religious Studies is a popular and thriving subject choice at GCSE level for Years 10 and 11. Candidates follow AQA Syllabus 8062 and study Christianity and Ethical Themes.

In Years 10 and 11, compulsory elements of RE are taught via modules in the PSHEE course.

For more information;

Please click here to see a copy of the Shropshire agreed Religious Education syllabus)

Please click here to view the AQA RE Syllabus.

If you would like any further information about the Religious Education Curriculum at Lakelands please click here to contact Mrs Bellis or the Head of faculty, Miss Preece

Mrs S Bellis

Headteacher